Zambia progresses towards attainment of MDGs – ILO

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——The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has disclosed that Zambia has made tremendous progress in the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals.

Organisation National Project Coordinator, John Banda, revealed this in Lusaka yesterday during the Post 2015 Youth Consultative Meeting.

Mr Banda explained that Zambia has done well towards the MDG Number Two of achieving Universal Primary Education.

He attributed the progress to the construction of more schools and improvement of infrastructure both in the rural and urban areas.

Mr Banda also said there has been a reduction in child mortality rate which is goal Number Four because of the construction of clinics in the country.

He added that the reduction is also as a result of the measles immunisation campaigns in the country.

Mr Banda said Zambia has also successfully managed to reverse the incidence of malaria and other major diseases.

He said the country has made progress as a result of the increase in the distribution of Insecticide Treated Nets (ITNs) against mosquitoes.

Mr Banda said other factors that facilitated the reduction in malaria are information and the promotion of private sector participation.

President Michael Sata was recently awarded in Ethiopia for governments efforts in the fight against malaria